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Israeli Couscous with Swiss Chard
1 box of Israeli Couscous
2 garlic, minced
1 bunch Swiss Chard, chopped
1 cup chicken broth, plus 1/4 cup
1 cup water
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil (I used 1 tablespoon in the couscous, and about 1 tablespoon in the swiss chard)
Bring two cups of water/broth, along with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and garlic to a boil. Once boiling, add 1 teaspoon of salt.
Pour in 1 box of couscous. Give a quick stir, turn off the heat, put the lid on the pot, and let stand for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare swiss chard. Add olive oil and chicken broth to a sauté pan. Add the greens and cook down until soft. Salt and pepper to taste.
Once the couscous is done, fluff with a fork until all the couscous clumps are broken up.
Add the swiss chard, salt and pepper to taste then stir.
Swiss chard is a cheap and tasty green. I can find it year round in at my farmer’s market in LA for about $1 a bunch. It’s a little harder to find in grocery stores because it’s not as popular as other greens. It’s a hardy leaf that when cooked down is creamy. It’s great to cook with because it doesn’t disintegrate or get mushy very easily. Also, this entire recipe can be made for about $5. That’s about $1.25 per person!